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Hamas war crimes Obviously (b’tzelem). So blame the victim

February 9, 2009

Hamas war crimes? Obviously (b’tzelem). So blame the victim
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3327751/hamas-war-crimes-obviously-so-blame-the-victim.thtml

Spectator.co.uk, UK – Feb 5, 2009

It’s because the war crimes by Hamas are too obvious.
‘No need to probe Hamas because its war crimes are so blatant’ Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304687815&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

New Gaza study: Extreme NGO anti-Israel bias Ynetnews
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3667108,00.html

The Latest on Islamic Palestinian Crimes against Humanity (Feb 1, 2009)

February 2, 2009

The Latest on Islamic Palestinian Crimes against Humanity (Feb 1, 2009)

Israel: Suicide bombing of Egged bus no. 19 in Jerusalem
A reexamination of body parts brought to the Abu Kabir forensic institute brought the death toll in the Jerusalem suicide bombing to 11. In addition, over 50 people were wounded, 13 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus no. 19 shortly before 9:00 AM at the corner of Gaza and Arlozorov streets in Jerusalem. The bus starts its route at Hadassah Ein Kerem and makes its way through the center of Jerusalem to Hadassah Hospital and the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.
The bomber was in the back of the bus when he detonated the explosives, said Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy. The blast tore apart the bus, turning it into a twisted wreck. The back half of the roof was blown into the air and every window was blown out.
Both the Fatah-related Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, naming the bomber as Ali Yusuf Jaara, a 24-year-old Palestinian policeman from Bethlehem.
http://www.isria.info/en/diplo_29january2009_1.htm
 
Gaza: The Aftermath, CA – Jan 29, 2009
Hamas’s explicitly genocidal agenda and its war-crime use of civilian shields goes unmentioned, while Israel is denounced as “Nazi-like” because there were …
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=2ADB712B-95EB-4956-82EA-3BD4CD56321E
 
It is Hamas who are genocidal. Not the Israeli government. The Comment Factory
http://www.thecommentfactory.com/it-is-hamas-who-are-genocidal-not-the-israeli-government-1511
 
Hamas accused of turning its weapons on rivals in Gaza
Kansas City Star, MO – Feb. 1, 2009
There, Fatah security forces suppressed anti-Israeli protests and reportedly have jailed dozens of Hamas members. Hamas officials in Gaza dismissed …
http://www.kansascity.com/451/story/1011830.html
 
Thousands of al-Qaeda supporters active in Gaza
Ynetnews, Israel – Jan 30, 2009
Meanwhile, Hamas said most Army of Islam members were in fact Fatah members who chose the cover of Global Jihad in order to destabilize Hamas’ Gaza rule.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3664480,00.html
 
The western front of the jihad against the Jews
Spectator.co.uk, UK – Jan 30, 2009
When Israel kills a man responsible for planning and implementing mass atrocities against both its own citizens and those in the west, this alone is a war …
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3306141/the-western-front-of-the-jihad-against-the-jews.thtml
 
If Hamas is the official government of Gaza and if Hamas ordered the firing of more of than 6,000 deadly rockets at Israeli civilians, then it follows that the government of Gaza has engaged in an armed attack against Israel under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. In other words, the government of Gaza has declared war against the government and people of Israel. This should not be surprising, since the Hamas Charter calls for the military destruction of Israel. ..
srael clearly had to right to take whatever military action was necessary to stop the Hamas government from playing Russian roulette with the lives of its children. So far, no problem under international law. But here’s the rub. International law also requires that Israel’s actions must not be disproportional to its military aims and it also prohibits the willful targeting of Palestinian civilians.
To make things even more complicated, international law prohibits the use of human shields to protect combatants from lawful military actions taken by those against whom it has waged an armed attack. And there can be absolutely no doubt that it is the official policy of Hamas to use children, women, schools, mosques, hospitals and other civilian institutions and areas as shields to protect its combatants from legitimate Israeli military actions. In addition to the video evidence showing Hamas fighters deliberately placing their rockets adjacent to UN schools, mosques and to residential areas, there are the express statements of officially-elected Hamas leaders both before and during the fighting. Consider the following public statement delivered by a Hamas legislator, transmitted on Hamas television and widely circulated by video. The legislator’s name is Fathi Hammad and here is what he said:
“[The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: ‘We desire death like you desire life.’”
There are videos available for all to watch in which Al-Aqsa TV news broadcasts a report showing a crowd of civilians gathered on the roof of a home that was a military target. Indeed those who arranged for these human shields to protect that military target do not shy away from actually using the term “human shield.” On another occasion, Hamas leader, appearing on television demands that “the people of Palestine should gather as one to protect the Jihad warriors’ house,” calling for these civilians to “die as warriors.”
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=27E4F605-20B3-4C2B-BE22-FA2C21C824D6
 
Guest Columnist: Marching for Hamas
Jerusalem Post, Israel – Jan 23, 2009
Watch those films of Hamas gunmen dragging screaming children along with them to act as human shields, watch how they fire from behind the little ones, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1232292940460&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
Hamas Uses Children, UN, Press As Human Shields In Gaza
Israel News Agency, Israel – Jan 15, 2009
Fire at Israel cities from school yards, and make Israel choose between allowing its own children to be targets or risking harm to others. …
http://www.israelnewsagency.com/ununitednationshamasgazaisraelidfterrorismhumanshieldsislamicjihadschoolschildrenqassamskassamsrockets48011509.htm
 
Israel tactful in response to Hamas’ terrorism
Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 1/22/2009 9:35:00 AM… despite media reports, Israel showed enormous restraint in the recent Gaza conflict… those people marching at the Holocaust Museum and making the horrific comparison between a genocide and an effort to stop terrorism — I hope they would be a minority…
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Security/Default.aspx?id=393158
 
Cyprus to search suspected Hamas arms ship twice
The Associated Press – Jan 31, 2009
… Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot official says authorities will conduct a second search of a ship suspected of carrying Iranian arms to Hamas militants in Gaza.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ibPlGpywR2BY_f-RRmrKY4RtVKpgD9624H280
 
Hamas’ charter calls for destroying Israel DesMoinesRegister.com
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090131/OPINION04/901310308/1038/Opinion
 
Abbas: No inter-Palestinian talks if Hamas rejects PLO
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-02/02/content_10747932.htm
 
Isreal’s victimization continues
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, MA – Jan 30, 2009
 Israel defended itself against Hamas’ years of…
http://www.dailycollegian.com/editorial_opinion/isreal_s_victimization_continues-1.1318283
 
Israel Gaza Campaign Divides Arab States, Sparks Spat Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ac2563Sa3W94&refer=home
 
2 lightly injured in mortar attack on Negev
Ynetnews, Israel – Feb 1, 2009
Fatah’s military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. At around 9 am, Palestinian gunmen fired at an IDF force …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3665150,00.html
 
Gaza terrorists fire 3 Kassams at Sdot Negev, Eshkol regions Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304647080&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
IAF Targets Smuggling Tunnels Christian Broadcasting Network
http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/529979.aspx

More on Palestinian Muslims’ crimes on their people, causing them to die

January 21, 2009

Hamas used UN school as a military base
Author
Ami Isseroff
Date Created
19 Jan 2009
Those outside of Israel are probably seeing a somewhat different war than we are. In particular, today’s tragic incident in which IDF shelled a school and killed about 28 civilians, will probably be recorded as an unprovoked “massacre” that caused the end of the Gaza operation.
http://arkansas.indymedia.org/newswire/display/23438/index.php

Freakin Hamas…Human Shields in Gaza | White Rabbit Cult 18 Jan 2009
Here is Hamas “Member of Parliament” Fathi Hammad, bragging about the Hamas use of human shields. Human Shields in Gaza.
Fathi Hammad: “[The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death …
http://www.whiterabbitcult.com/freakin-hamashuman-shields-in-gaza/

Palestinians using ambulances for military transport – Israel Insider – 5 Jan 2009 … why Palestinians invite Israeli attacks on medical vehicles.
israelinsider.ning.com/video/palestinians-using-ambulances

http://israelinsider.ning.com/video/palestinians-using-ambulances

Reuters – Palestinians Terrorists use UN Ambulance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRmYYSp0-B8

Why Ambulances Sometimes Get Targeted By The IAF.

Video shows palestinian gunmen using ambulances as troop carriers.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=116_1231063776

Exclusive: Gaza’s Quandary
Family Security Matters – Jan 19, 2009
In May, 2004, armed Palestinians were filmed using UNRWA ambulances to transport terrorists and possibly the remains of fallen Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2310/pub_detail.asp

Video of Palestinian jihadists using children as …6 Jan 2009 …
In YouTube, some posters have commented that the armed Palestine was actually dragging the kid to safety: “it looked like the armed guy was pulling the child OUT of danger, not holding him as a human shield. You can see other children …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024270.php

A broad overview of Hamas’s use of human shields…



http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275394.html

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ & the Quadruple radical Islamic Crime

January 8, 2009

Op Cast lead (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009): Quadruple Islamic Crime, Targeting civilians, Using its kids as Human shields, Inflaming its youths, Calling for Genocide

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ and the three Islamic crimes: 1 – Terror on Israeli civilians, 2 – hijacking its own women and children as human shields to cause them to die, 3 – Inflaming its youths via showing most graphic photos of injured/dead kids on Arab TV, 4 – calls for genocide on Israelis or on all Jews

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ & the four radical Islamic Crimes

December 27, 2008

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ – Israel decided it had (1) – enough of: Years of Islamic ‘Palestinian’ Hamas’ barrage of rocket attacks aimed intentionally on Israeli civilians, preferably children (at the times they go to schools and kindergartens), around a Million Israelis are under this threatening range.

(2) – The Islamic terror Hamas fights the Israeli humane (who risk their own lives in order to minmize Arab civilian casualties) anti-terror defensive forces via most inhumane tactics – using its own civilians, women and children as human shields in order to cause Arab kids’ deaths and then parade with them on global TV cameras. sources

(3) – Arab Muslim TV shows graphic images of ‘dead Arab kids’, to enrage and inflame their “youths”.

(4) – An expolsion of Islamofascism’s hatred and call for genocide on (all) Jews in wordlwide demonstrations under the flag of “free Palestine”. sources

On Dec. 27, Israel began defensive operations to dismantle Iran-backed Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and stop the terrorist group from its 8-years-long campaign of attacking Israeli civilians with 10,000 rockets, missiles and mortars.

Despite Hamas’s unrelenting rocket attacks, Israel continues to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, warning the civilian population to stay clear of terrorist sites. Said Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, “Israel has made it clear that we are fighting against terrorism, not the Gazan residents, and the extremists are the ones who are taking advantage of the concern of the humanitarian organizations and the international community as a means of pressuring Israel.”
http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=hsJPK0PIJpH&b=689705&ct=6479 919

Harris noted that Israel has always gone to great lengths in an attempt to avoid civilian casualties, but that, tragically, Hamas uses civilians “as human shields,” making Israel’s efforts still more challenging. (Dec 27, 2008)

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-27-2008/00049 47081&EDATE=

Hamas Prepares 15,000 Soldiers, Civilian Human Shields For Full Confrontation With Israel (Dec 27, 2008)

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275253.html

Hamas took no heed of the plight of their own brethren, “and just as they have used human shields in their terror operations, they are now taking the whole …

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1229868820574&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Israel’s Challenge Family Security Matters – Dec 26, 2008 Why is criticism never leveled at Hamas or Hezbollah who regularly use children as human shields to protect their leaders and their weapons? …

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2115/pub_detail.asp

Israel retaliation in Gaza, Hamas hit hard Canada Free Press, Canada Any suspected hideouts of Hamas leadership must be taken out. Israel had opportunities in earlier decades to do this and refused because of the human shield

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7171

Hamas Explains Use of Civilians as Human Shields

By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

“We desire death as you desire life.”

The UN announcement that 51 civilians have died in the conflict in Gaza must be understood in the context of Hamas’s declared ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters. Indeed, Hamas continues to emphasize and promote the religious ideology that death for Allah is an ideal to be actively pursued.

The goal is to convince Palestinians, including women and children, not to fear death but even to face it at the front to protect Hamas fighters. Hamas’s placement of its military installations and fighters among civilians reflects this ideology, and has led to these 51 deaths.

A Hamas representative in the PA legislative council this year expressed pride in the fact that women and children are used as human shields in fighting Israel. He described it as part of a “death industry” at which Palestinians excel, and explained that the Palestinians “desire death” with the same intensity that Israelis “desire life.”

The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hamad: “For the Palestinian people death became an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death as you desire life.”

http://newsblaze.com/story/20081229092838zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Injured Palestinian girl: Hamas is the cause of all wars
A haunting clip from an outfit that specializes in them: Portrait of a human shield, her four-year-old sister one of 60 civilians killed…

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/12/30/injured-palestinian-girl-hamas-is-the-cause-of-all-wars/

The suffering that Hamas causes (Dec 2008) …
But it isn’t only Israelis whose fundamental human rights Hamas is violating. It is those of the Palestinian population about whose welfare Hamas professes to care.
In direct contravention of international law, Hamas uses Palestinian civilians as human shields, utilizing homes, schools and community centers as launching pads, content in the knowledge that if innocent Palestinian civilians are caught in the cross-fire, it will be Israel that is criticized. This amounts to a sort of Daily Double of human rights violations: the use of innocent Palestinians as human shields for the infliction of violence upon innocent Israelis.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/12/30/the_suffering_that_hama s_causes/

The Father of the Human Shield Dead
DigitalJournal.com – 2 Jan 2009
Nizar al-Rayyan invented the Human Shields method. IsraelPolitik reports that Hamas has released an official statement “declaring that Dr. Nizar al-Rayyan, …

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/264390

Ground push / Mission: Break Hamas Ha’aretz – Jan 3, 2009
Hamas may also use children as “human shields” for weapons caches inside mosques.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052336.html

IDF launches Gaza ground operation
Ha’aretz – Jan 3, 2009
Those who use civilians, the elderly, women and children as “human shields” are responsible for any and all injuries to the civilian population.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052341.html

They Asked For It! Hamas goads Israeli military to invade Gaza Strip
Gather.com – Jan 3, 2009
They’re showing no regard for the high, civilian casualties due to the upcoming, street fighting. They’re using their countrymen as human shields.

http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/35544

NETANYAHU: This humanitarian crisis is the direct result of the Hamas tactic of firing at our civilians and hiding behind their civilians, and it’s something that we cannot tolerate. No nation would tolerate 6,000 rockets fired on its cities, and Israel finally decided to take action.We have to make sure that we don’t just have a cease-fire, but that this criminal rocketing of our cities is not resumed a few months from now. Because that’s exactly what happened a few months ago. They were firing rockets at us, the Hamas. We had a cease-fire. They used the cease-fire to get further range — longer-range rockets, which they have now fired at Beersheba and Ashdod and into the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv. So obviously, we have to remove the threat, not just stop the firing. And that’s what Israel is engaged in right now.

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000003002618

Crush Hamas and brave the backlash The Australian – But as was pointed out – Israel attempts to target military and political sites. hamas attacks civilians. there is no such thing as disproportionate attacks …

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24853482-7583,00.html

Rocket alert sends New York’s Bloomberg running for cover in Sderot…
the onus of the civilian deaths was on Hamas for using them as human shields.
“They have been the main victimizers of the innocent Palestinian people by inviting these kinds of attacks,” he said.

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052557.html

IDF coordination chief: There is no humanitarian crisisHamas terrorists are using civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip – including hospitals, mosques and areas next to offices of international aid groups – to conduct terrorist activity and fire rockets at Israel, Col. Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said Thursday.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1230733138893

Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields
Right Side News
This study examines how Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip make extensive use of Palestinian civilians as human shields. …

http://rightsidenews.com/200901063218/global-terrorism/hamas-exploitation-of-civilians-as-human-shie lds.html

‘Hamas is guilty of war crime’
BBC News
… artillery attack near a UN school in the Gaza Strip. On Radio 4’s The World Tonight he claimed that Hamas were guilty of using civilians as “human shields”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7814762.stm

Yes, free Gaza — from terrorist tyranny
By REDA MANSOUR
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Some of the Arab and Muslim demonstrators who recently came to our offices were holding signs that said “Free Gaza.” Many Israelis would raise that same sign, me included, but for different reasons. People tend to forget that as of August 2005, Israel has not been in Gaza, and that the Gazans have been under Hamas control since June 2007. Indeed, Gaza needs to be freed from many different extremist forces.
Gaza should be freed from Hamas, a terrorist organization that seized the strip by force. Since the takeover, Hamas has run Gaza’s economy into the ground and now nearly half of the work force is unemployed. Hamas has built a Taliban-style state in Gaza and introduced many of the Islamic Shari’a laws, institutionalizing the persecution of women and minorities.
Hamas has transformed Gaza from a free territory to a large bunker, a place where rockets are stored under families, schools and places of prayer. Unfortunately, Gazans not only live among this militarization, but are now a tool in Hamas’ aggression. The terrorist organization has developed a strategy of using innocent civilians as human shields. When Israel warns that the houses of Hamas operatives and commanders will be targeted, the terrorists bring in innocent citizens, often by force, in an effort to increase the likelihood of civilian casualties. Hamas’ leaders rely on the strict Israeli moral code, hoping to avoid being attacked or that a strike will allow them to score points in the media by sacrificing their own people, creating what looks like acts of Israeli military aggression.
Gaza should be freed from the intervention of Iran, a state that openly admits to financing Hamas. Iran is also helping Palestinian terror organizations with training, intelligence and equipment. Some of this “aid” is channeled through Hezbollah in Lebanon — yet another Iranian proxy organization. Hezbollah and Iran use the Gazans to maintain regional political relevance in their empty agenda against Israel.
Gaza should be freed from some of the Arab satellite channels like Al-Jazeera. These television stations engage in the direct incitement of the Arab and Muslim world. Everything is acceptable in their eyes to raise their ratings: including long shots of bodies and injuries. Some of these channels do not dismiss any editing trick and consider propaganda as a normal part of their news reporting.
As far as Israel is concerned, Gaza is free and it is the decision of its inhabitants what the area’s destiny will be. They can continue to buy into the self-defeating promises of terrorist organizations and extremist ideologies. Even worse, they can continue to let these organizations use them as human shields and demolish their hopes and futures.
Gazans can only truly be free by declaring Gaza a terror-free zone. The people of Gaza have many resources in their hands to achieve success. Gaza could use its beautiful Mediterranean coast to attract Israeli and Egyptian tourists. It can renew the flower and fruit exports to Europe that Israel left behind. The airport that was built there can be reopened. The seaport that is planned and even the natural gas fields in its waters could be built.
The people of this region need to make the decision that Gaza will become a model of peace and stability and hopefully, the beginning of the two-state solution: Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace.

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2009/01/07/mansoured_0107.html

Hamas uses people as shields
Updated: 01/06/2009 06:53:52 AM EST
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heated up again. A cease-fire agreement has collapsed and Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, immediately renewed its rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas.
Hamas does not attack military targets. They openly declare their intent to kill civilians, including women and children.
These rocket attacks have gone on for years and have steadily increased in intensity. The range of these weapons has increased as well, bringing more civilian areas in Israel under attack, with an increase in danger to civilians.
There is no warning for these attacks, no air-raid sirens, just the sudden explosion of a rocket missile in your neighborhood with the possibility of death and destruction.
During the several years that these rocket attacks have continued, never has anyone raised a voice condemning these attacks, which are knowingly directed against civilians.
Hamas deliberately sets its rocket launchers and mortars in densely populated areas using their own people as human shields against retaliation.
Now that Israel is striking back, the Israelis are being condemned for causing civilian casualties. Where were these voices during the years that Hamas was deliberately and admittedly killing Israeli civilians? Where were these voices when Hamas implemented its policy of using its own people as human shields against retaliation?
Two facts become obvious:
Israel values the lives of its citizens and is now doing and will continue doing what is necessary to protect its citizens.
Hamas views its own people as expendable pawns and willingly and knowingly places them in danger in order to gain a propaganda victory against Israel.

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11376001

Hamas at fault, not Israelis
Sir:It amazes me that every time Israel makes a move to protect its citizens and sovereignty, bleeding hearts at the CBC continue to pester Israel over its alleged unbalanced response.
Even when the ceasefire was signed, Hamas militants fire rockets haphazardly into Israel.
Hit a military compound, that’s nice. Hit a school or hospital, equally nice.
This is terrorism on a daily basis.
To feel sorry for the Palestinian people is a stretch considering they voted for Hamas, knowing the blow-back they would receive not only from their immediate neighbours but from most western powers as well.
As a matter of fact, Palestinians should be thankful that Israel still considers its targets as carefully as it does and not use the laissez faire targeting of Hamas.
The reason why there are civilian casualties at all is again due to the cowardice of the militants using civilians as human shields.
I would certainly hope that those at the liberal CBC that think Israel should open its borders to incoming Palestinian workers when such a threat exists for suicide bombers never end up with the job of minister for public safety in this country.
Hard hats and bomb shelters for all!

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1374059

The Volokh Conspiracy – Human Shields in Gaza:
But it takes a special kind of depravity to use your own civilians as human … If the Hamas civilians *know* they are acting as human shields for the …

http://volokh.com/posts/1230756039.shtml

Children of Hamas
Hamas has been firing these rockets from within densely populated areas using the Palestinian people as human shields. Mosques, hospitals, kindergartens

http://anadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7366

Peres: Europe must ‘open eyes’ on Gaza
United Press International
Peres blamed Hamas for the deaths of innocent civilians in the siege, saying the militants use them as human shields…

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/06/Peres_Europe_must_open_eyes_on_Gaza/UPI-94771231247258/

Hamas exploits public opinion
Newstimes Updated: 01/06/2009 07:23:35 PM EST
It is time to support Israel in her time of need. After living in a war zone with relentless rockets firing on innocent citizens even in a “cease-fire” agreement with Hamas, Israel has no choice but to destroy the terrorists who have one goal and that is to destroy Israel.
If the press would comment on Hamas’ tactics of using women and children as human shields, of firing rockets from residential neighborhoods, of dressing Hamas officials in medical uniforms in hospitals, the tragic deaths of innocent Palestinians may be understood.
Israel has no choice but to destroy the point of rocket fire. If it comes from a mosque, a hospital, a home, a school, it is designed that way by the terrorists to hurt Israel.
They have no regard for their citizens and use them as propaganda tools to affect world opinion.
It would be helpful if the press would mention the tactics at the same time as they mention the tragic deaths of innocent bystanders. It is all calculated by Hamas and unfortunately not everyone is aware of their depth of cruelty.
Our tradition teaches us, “He who saves a single life, it is as if he saved an entire world.” Israel reveres life and the terrorists revere death. It is unfortunate and tragic.
When the terrorists will show the same passion for peace as they do for death and hatred, there will be peace.

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11387960

We have counseled our ally Israel to be very cautious about protecting innocents, and I do think that the Israelis take great care to do so. I saw the reports about the school. I don’t have any information about that. I think that we should not jump to conclusions, and we should wait to find out what the evidence says. What we do know is that Hamas often hides amongst innocents, and uses innocent people, including children, as human shields.

http://www.enewspf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5435:press-briefing-by-p ress-secretary-dana-perino-&catid=88888933&Itemid=88889535

Mere Rhetoric: Breaking: Israel Drops Leaflets Over Gaza Telling … 3 Jan 2009 … Breaking: Israel Drops Leaflets Over Gaza Telling Residents To Evacuate (UPDATE: Text Of Leaflets Added) (UPDATE 2: IDF Artillery Begins …

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275316.html

CQ Transcript…
CQPolitics.com – 4 Jan 2009
They ferret out the terrorists that are embedded in the civilian population. They seek to minimize civilian casualties, sometimes at the expense of our own …

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=1&docID=news-000003002618

IDF: Hamas built underground city – Israel News, Ynetnews –  7 Jan 2009 … and booby-trapped buildings in civilian centers … incident with a large number of casualties according to the threats in the Strip,” …

http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3651866,00.html

29 Dec 2008 … The Israel Defense Forces has been careful to minimize civilian casualties. It has carried out precision strikes during specific times it …

http://www.wnd.com/index.php/index.php?pageId=84877

ISRAEL SEEKS TO MINIMIZE PALESTINIAN CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

http://www.aipac.org/The_Issues/index_19827.asp

…Of course nobody in their right mind enjoys the idea of civilians being collateral damage, but these same people screaming about Israel’s attacks are the very same ones who use their  own populace as human shields and hide their munitions in mosques and private homes and the same people who strap bombs onto their boys, their women and their young men, having no qualms about doing that.

I’m sorry, but I’m more willing to look the other way at this Israeli campaign until Palestinians  start valuing the lives of other peoples as much as they scream for other people. When you have large numbers of Hamas operatives hiding in hospitals and some posing as medical staff, when you have some Hamas members also hiding in mosques and some of those mosques have been turned into operational headquarters, then the Palestinian people, supporting Hamas as they do, are hardly victims.

In numerous cases prior to an Israeli airstrike, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) notified civilians in the area of the impending attack, despite this hampering military operations. How does Hamas respond? Hamas takes advantage of the IAF’s warnings and places civilians on the roofs of the targeted buildings in order to use human shields to either prevent the air strikes or cause civilian deaths which they can use as a propaganda tool.

Iraeli air and naval forces have had to attack some 20 Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on New Years Eve, including five smuggling tunnels along the ‘Philadelphi Route’ used by Hamas to smuggle arms and terrorists in and out of Gaza, a weapons manufacturing and storage facility in central Gaza, a command center of Hamas’ police force in Rafah, and a Hamas coastal base on the shore adjacent to Gaza City.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/print_friendly.php?p=11442

Evidence of Hamas Use of Human Shields


http://yaakov.newsvine.com/_news/2009/01/06/2278116-evidence-of-hamas-use-of-human-shields

Global Islamo fascism’s Genocidal Anti – Jewish demonstrations using the Gaza anti terror operation ‘ cast lead’ as a cover (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009)

(Jan 2009) Jihad Watch reports that in the Netherlands, anti-Israel demonstrators have once again been chanting
Hamas Hamas, Jews to the gas
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024231.php

Atlas has pictures of the Muslims that have taken over Europe chanting “Jews to the gas.”
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/01/video-anne-fran.html

Demonstrators cry ‘nuke Israel,’ carry Hezbollah flags at U.S. … 6 Jan 2009 … Florida last week featured demonstrators carrying signs reading …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052901.html

Florida demonstrator: Jews – you need a big oven’ – 6 Jan 2009 … Florida demonstrator: Jews – you need a big oven’ … Nuke, nuke Israel,” followed by “Go to hell; go to hell; go to hell!” …Another woman, wearing a (Muslim) headscarf, shouted: “Go steal other lands. Go! Murderers! Go back to the oven! You need a big oven.”
Other signs accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing.” “Israel is the terrorist,” read a second, while a third wondered whether Israel had taken “notes during the Holocaust?”
An imam led the crowd in prayer. “Allahu Akhbar,” they chanted before prostrating themselves on their prayer mats.
“We want to educate the people about what Islam really is so that they can appreciate the beauty of it,” the imam told a reporter. “Once people understand the real beauty of Islam they will have no choice but to accept it because they will realize that it’s part of their nature.”
Following their (Islamic) prayers, the crowd crossed the road and confronted the pro-Israel group
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/2606

“Back to the Ovens,” Ft. Lauderdale Hamas Protestors Shout at Jews
The Cutting Edge – 5 Jan 2009
Many long-time residents were astonished to see the loud, raucous demonstration inn their midst complete with anti-Jewish epithets. …
“Jews, go back to the oven!”

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=1030&pageid=44&pagename=Slices

The Fourth (Islamist) Reich in America: “Attack” Protesters On the …
Pajamas Media – 2 Jan 2009
“Nuke Israel” screamed one young woman in hijab, over and over again in Ft. Lauderdale. “F–k you Jew” was also a favorite chant. I guess that wearing hijab…

http://pajamasmedia.com/phyllischesler/2009/01/02/the-fourth-islamist-reich-in-america-attack-protesters-on-the-move/

Muslims Protest in Los Angeles: “Love Long Hitler! Put Jews in Ovens!” (video)
http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/01/muslims-protest-in-los-angeles-love.html

Hate on the home front



http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=3333D903-C83F-4235-92DF-112B5B11A692

European Jews Attacked in Response to Gaza Conflict
Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Jan. 3: Demonstrators shout anti-Israeli slogans near an overturned car during a protest against Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, in Paris.
PARIS — Signs are mounting that the conflict in Gaza is starting to spill over into violence in Europe’s towns and cities, with assaults against Jews and arson attacks on
Jewish congregations in France, Sweden and Britain.

In Denmark, a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon of Palestinian parents is alleged to have injured two young Israelis last week, opening fire with a handgun in a shooting that police suspect could be linked to the Gaza crisis.
…In Britain, the Community Security Trust, a Jewish defense group, said it had seen a rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the start of Israel’s offensive against Gaza. The group said it had recorded 20-25 incidents across the country in the past week that it believed were connected with Gaza, including an arson attempt on a synagogue in north London on Sunday.

London police are investigating the attack, in which suspects splashed flammable liquid on the door and set it on fire.

Community Security Trust spokesman Mark Gardner said that in another incident last week a gang of 15-20 youths walked along the main street in Golders Green, a largely Jewish neighborhood in north London, shouting “Jew” and “Free Palestine” at passers-by…

In the Danish shooting, one Israeli man was shot in the arm and another in the leg as they were selling hair care products in a shopping mall. Eli Ruvio, who owns the company that operated the stands, said his employees have been harassed by Muslim youths

…Ruvio recalled an episode Dec. 27 when some of the youths shouted “slaughter all the Jews.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,476866,00.html

Genocidal hatred from pro-Hamas demonstrators — “Nuke, nuke Israel.” Chilling video from Tom Trento of WatchObsession.org. …. Florida A Tampa highway was lined with anti-Gaza War demonstrators on …The stone, which is thrown at the Jews, hates these Jews, these Zionists, because Allah …. Muslims in American mosques praying for destruction of Israel …
http://www.israelmilitary.net/showthread.php?p=36183

Protesting Against Israel or Hating Jews? – 6 Jan 2009 … ‘Muslim American Society’… The anti-Israel demonstration of some 200 to 300 people outside the … for instance, carried signs saying “Nuke Israel,”…Now the notion of using of a nuclear device to eliminate Israel and thereby attempting to kill its roughly 5 million Jews is not a unique one, since words to that effect are regularly uttered, among others, by Iran’s raving president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who dreams of such apocalyptic final solutions. What is unique is the morally-defective logic that would enable someone to justify a second Holocaust, the mass murder of Jews, on the basis of Israel having defended itself from years of rocket attacks and having killed several hundred murderous terrorists in the process. Making the Middle East free of Jews, Judenfrein, is exactly what Hamas, the group of murderous thugs being cheered on by the demonstrators here, ardently longs for; Hamas’ charter, in fact, expresses as one of its core tenets that Israel should be eliminated, that “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/protesting_against_israel_or_h.html

December 31, 2008
“Death to all juice”: Calling for genocide with plausible deniability?
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024163.php

January 4, 2009 chill and evil wind is blowing over the world. Genocidal Eurabia Alert

Denmark (Islamic banner reads): “Kill Jewish people evry where in ther world”
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024235.php

The banner reads, “Jews go to hell.” Attached Images …
http://www.goldtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=226463

Indonesian Muslim protesters hold a banner during a rally against . … The banner reads, ‘Jews go to hell.’ REUTERS/Beawiharta. (INDONESIA) …
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Israel–Indonesian-Muslim-protesters-hold-banner-during-rally-again st-Israeli-attacks-Gaza-Strip-Jakarta-January-2-2009-banner-reads-Jews-go/ss/events/wl/20070128_isra el/im:/02012009/6/photo/photos-n-news-indonesian-muslim-protesters-hold-banner-during-rally-against- israeli.html/

That Old Lovable “Jews Are Apes And Pigs” Canard
http://outoftheblu.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/that-old-lovable-jews-are-apes-and-pigs-canard/

More on ‘Palestinian’ Direct Guilt of their kids deaths

January 5, 2009

NETANYAHU: This humanitarian crisis is the direct result of the Hamas tactic of firing at our civilians and hiding behind their civilians, and it’s something that we cannot tolerate. No nation would tolerate 6,000 rockets fired on its cities, and Israel finally decided to take action.

We have to make sure that we don’t just have a cease-fire, but that this criminal rocketing of our cities is not resumed a few months from now. Because that’s exactly what happened a few months ago. They were firing rockets at us, the Hamas. We had a cease-fire. They used the cease-fire to get further range — longer-range rockets, which they have now fired at Beersheba and Ashdod and into the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv. So obviously, we have to remove the threat, not just stop the firing. And that’s what Israel is engaged in right now.

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000003002618

Crush Hamas and brave the backlash | The Australian – But as was pointed out – Israel attempts to target military and political sites. hamas attacks civilians. there is no such thing as disproportionate attacks …

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24853482-7583,00.html

Rocket alert sends New York’s Bloomberg running for cover in Sderot…
the onus of the civilian deaths was on Hamas for using them as human shields.
“They have been the main victimizers of the innocent Palestinian people by inviting these kinds of attacks,” he said.

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052557.html

IDF coordination chief: There is no humanitarian crisis

Hamas terrorists are using civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip – including hospitals, mosques and areas next to offices of international aid groups – to conduct terrorist activity and fire rockets at Israel, Col. Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said Thursday.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1230733138893

MSM, stop showing the images! stop rewarding Jihadists’ tricks in causing Arab civilians’ deaths!

January 5, 2009

MSM, stop showing the images! stop rewarding Jihadists’ tricks in causing Arab civilians’ deaths!
Hey, BBC, CNN, Stop showing again and again ‘Pallywood’ TV from Gaza of Arab children killed due to Arab adults’ using them as cannon fodders.

 
Jan 2009
 
Operation: Cast Lead
 
Islamic butchers know all too well they succeed  toying with their kids on their death cult’s death beds, no matter how you will explain the real cause how their civilians die, they are experienced in the power of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ when it comes to blooded Arab bodies.
 
What is the responsibility of the MSM BBC, CNN in serving the conveyer of these orchestrated images, Images that enrage the world against Israel who is nothing but a defender of it’s people?
 
The media owe’s itself the professionalism not to show these images.
 
1) One can not take ‘Palestinian’ word for anything, much less about accuracy of photos or numbers of the so called “civilians’, we have been here before [we still remember the inflated “numbers” in Jenin including added bodies].

2) These images influence anyone’s mind (or heart), it is the most horrendous form of bias!
 
3) By showing these photos you guys are aiding Islamic Hamas (like Hezbollah), which is to bring about dead Arab kids to parade with them on world stage.

4) Moreover it is you who is (also) fueling Jihadism’s best tool of: “We Muslims are victims of the west”.

Israel kills Hamas leader – Muslim Palestinians refuse to listen to Israelis evacuating their kids, all for that sacred dreadful “victim-hood” and for photo opportunity with dead Arab kids on the TV cameras showing the world how “bad” Israel is

January 4, 2009

Israel kills Hamas leader – Muslim Palestinians refuse to listen to Israelis evacuating their kids, all for that sacred dreadful “victim-hood” and for photo opportunity with dead Arab kids on the TV cameras showing the world how “bad” Israel is.

Hamas official killed in airstrike Nation & World Kansas.com – 2 Jan 2009 … Israel’s military, which has said the homes of Hamas leaders are being used to store missiles and other weapons, said the attack on Rayan’s home triggered secondary explosions from the arms stockpiled there.

An Israeli military official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that Rayan’s family had been warned to get out of the house minutes before the attack, but did not say how they were told of the imminent strike.

In other attacks over the past six days, Israeli intelligence has called Palestinians on their cell phones to warn them to leave a targeted building immediately.

http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/story/649230.html

…Rayyan had repeatedly called for suicide-bomb attacks inside Israel, and sent his own son to carry out a suicide bombing in 2001 that killed two Israelis. He was both a military commander and the spiritual leader of Hamas’ brutal military wing.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01022009/news/worldnews/blown_to_hell_146881.htm

Israel kills Hamas leader…

Israeli aircraft hit 15 houses belonging to Hamas militants, Palestinians said. They said the Israelis either warned nearby residents by phone or fired a warning missile to reduce civilian casualties. Twelve people were hurt in the attacks, hospital officials said.

The attack that killed Hamas strongman Nizar Rayan and most of his family was the first of several strikes on homes of Hamas figures to kill a leader from the group’s top echelon since Israel’s air campaign began on Saturday.

Even as it escalated its offensive, Israel maintained an opening for the intense diplomatic efforts by leaders in the Middle East and Europe trying to bring the sides to a truce. Israel said it would consider a halt to the fighting if international monitors were brought in to track compliance with any truce with Hamas.

Adding to the urgency of those searching for a cease-fire, Israel’s military said its preparations for a possible ground assault are now complete and troops are ready to cross the border if its air operation to stamp out Hamas rocket fire needs to be expanded.

http://fwnextweb1.fortwayne.com/ns/news/istorydetail.php?url=68766

Hamas official killed in airstrike Nation & World Kansas.com – 2 Jan 2009 … Israel’s military, which has said the homes of Hamas leaders are being used to store missiles and other weapons, said the attack on Rayan’s home triggered secondary explosions from the arms stockpiled there.

An Israeli military official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that Rayan’s family had been warned to get out of the house minutes before the attack, but did not say how they were told of the imminent strike.

In other attacks over the past six days, Israeli intelligence has called Palestinians on their cell phones to warn them to leave a targeted building immediately.

http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/story/649230.html

We all know about the death cult that will make all the tricks in the world so that their kids die, in order to be able to “cry” out: Israel is killing children, what a hunch of child killers these Palestinian parents are!

 

Defending Israel’s action against bloodthirsty Islamic “Palestinians” who use their own kids as human shields

December 28, 2008

Defending Israel’s action against bloodthirsty Islamic “Palestinians” who use their own kids as human shields

Boston Jewish leaders defend Gaza strike
Boston Globe, United States
Hamas’s disregard for Israeli life is matched by its disregard for the lives of Palestinians living in Gaza. Using innocent Palestinians as human shields, Hamas purposely fires its missiles from homes, schools and community centers, confident in the knowledge that when Israel finally acts to stop the killing of its own civilians, Palestinians will also inevitably be harmed. The use of Palestinian civilians as human shields is not merely unspeakably cruel. It is also a fundamental violation of Palestinian human rights by the Hamas leadership.

Israel cares deeply about protecting the lives of civilians, both in Israel and in the Gaza Strip. Its efforts this weekend to stop the Hamas attacks represent classic self-defense, undertaken reluctantly by an Israeli nation that longs for peace.

Israel is now compelled to act to defend its citizens.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2008/12/boston_jewish_l.html

Hamas took no heed of the plight of their own brethren, “and just as they have used human shields in their terror operations, they are now taking the whole …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1229868820574&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Israel’s Challenge
Family Security Matters, NJ – Dec 26, 2008
Why is criticism never leveled at Hamas or Hezbollah who regularly use children as human shields to protect their leaders and their weapons? …
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2115/pub_detail.asp

Israel retaliation in Gaza, Hamas hit hard
Canada Free Press, Canada – 3 hours ago
Any suspected hideouts of Hamas leadership must be taken out. Israel had opportunities in earlier decades to do this and refused because of the human shield
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7171